Madalyn Kay Bass
Madalyn Kay Bass received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a concentration in Communication Studies Spring 2021. She is a Pensacola, Fla., native, and has plans to move to Orlando in the near future post-graduation. Bass will attend graduate school in the fall at the University of West Florida where she plans to pursue a Master of Arts in Strategic Communication and Leadership.
A 1999 graduate of MSU, Marcela Cartagena received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a concentration in Journalism. Cartagena is originally from Chile and now resides in Chicago, Ill., where she began her own consulting firm, MC Gray Consulting, LLC.
Upon graduation from MSU in 2001, Benjamin Hart received his Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a concentration in Broadcasting. Hart is a native of Detroit, Michigan, and he now works in Savannah Georgia as the President and General Manager of WJCL-TV, an ABC affiliate owned by Hearst Television.
A May 2020 graduate of MSU, Amelia Henson received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a concentration in Public Relations. Henson is a native of Philadelphia, Mississippi, where she now works as the Communication Director at the city’s Community Development Partnership.
Camille Scales Young
Camille Scales Young, originally from Shannon, Miss., received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a concentration in Communication Studies from Mississippi State University in 1994. After finishing her undergraduate degree, in 1996 Young earned her Master of Science in Agriculture & Extension Education with an emphasis in Public Policy from MSU.
Thomas A. Lyver
A 2015 graduate, Thomas A. Lyver received his Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a concentration in Theatre. Lyver grew up in Herndon, Va., and now resides in Orlando, Fla., where he works full-time as an Attractions Relief Coordinator for Walt Disney World in the Epcot park.
A broadcasting alumnus and Tupelo, Miss., native, Quentin Smith, graduated from Mississippi State University in 2014 with his Bachelor of Arts in Communication concentrating in Broadcasting, now referred to as the Broadcast & Digital Journalism concentration.
Natalie Buchanan Joyce
Natalie Buchanan Joyce, a Madison, Miss., native, graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a concentration in Public Relations. Joyce now resides in Washington, D.C., where she serves as the Deputy Chief of Staff, Member Services for the Office of Republican Leader: Kevin McCarthy in the U.S. House of Representatives. Joyce works every day on Capitol Hill.
Elizabeth Crisp Dellenger
Elizabeth Crisp Dellenger works as a White House correspondent for Newsweek in Washington, D.C. Dellenger graduated from MSU in 2006 with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication with a concentration in Journalism. She is originally from Pocahontas, Ark., and resides in Washington, D.C.
Lindsay Linhares, a Starkville native, graduated in 2013 from MSU with a Bachelor's degree in Communication with a concentration in Print and Digital Journalism. Linhares lives in Washington, D.C., where she works as a Senior Policy Advisor for U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith for the Legislative Branch of the U.S. Government.
Marshall Harris is a 2000 graduate of Mississippi State with a Bachelor's in Communication with a concentration in Broadcasting. A Huntsville, Ala., native, Harris now lives in Sacramento, Calif., where he serves as the Sports Director at KOVR-CBS 13 News.
Anna Minor Grizzle
Huntsville, Ala., native Anna Minor Grizzle graduated from Mississippi State in 1994 with Bachelor's in Communication with a concentration in Public Relations. Grizzle is a Partner at the law firm of Bass, Berry & Sim PLC in Nashville, Tenn., where she represents healthcare clients in regulatory, compliance and operations matters.